Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 makes race track debut at Nurburgring

The Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 will make its track debut this weekend in the VLN Endurance Championship at Nurburgring. This is the supercar’s first appearance under real race conditions and will serve as a sneak peek at what the vehicel could do when it hits the track for the coming motorsport season in February 2011.

So, if you want to watch the new version of the SLS AMG prove its racing genes and flex its automotive muscles on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife , this is your chance. All you need to do is be near Nurburgring on September 25th. Entry all around the Nordschleife is free.

The SLS AMG GT3 features a new new front apron with a splitter, the bonnet with central cooling air vent, wider front and rear wings, sideskirts with cooling ducts for the rear brakes, a rear diffuser and the adjustable rear aerofoil. The race car will be powered by the same 6.3-liter V8 engine, but has been tuned to deliver an impressive +600 hp, a pretty significant spike from the road-going version of the SLS AMG which comes with a "standard" 571 hp.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

On September 25, 2010 the day will finally have arrived. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 will be making its first race appearance in the VLN Endurance Championship at Nürburgring. The new SLS was developed by AMG in close co-operation with HWA AG. For ten years H&R have been suppliers to HWA for the DTM. It is, therefore, not surprising that H&R springs, which are made of a light and high-tensile material, are on board here as well. For many years now the specialist for suspension components from Lennestadt has also been a partner of the popular VLN Endurance Championship.

The chosen location for this race debut could not be better. The new version of the SLS AMG will prove its racing genes and let its muscles play on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. The suspension from H&R will help to bring the desired performance and precision onto the tarmac.

This first appearance under real race conditions will be an appetiser for participants and audience alike before the SLG AMG GT3 rolls out for the coming motorsport season in February 2011.

Entry all around the Nordschleife is free. Grandstand seats on the Grand Prix Course, including a visit to the paddock, cost EUR 12.00.


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